Job 36:1-33

36  And E·liʹhu proceeded to say further:   “Have patience with me a little while, and I shall declare to youThat there are yet words [to say] for God.*   I shall carry my knowledge from far off,And to my Fashioner* I shall ascribe righteousness.+   For my words are for a fact no falsehood;The One perfect in knowledge+ is with you.   Look! God* is mighty+ and will not reject;[He is] mighty in power of heart;*   He will not preserve anyone wicked alive,+But the judgment of the afflicted ones he will give.+   He will not take away his eyes from anyone righteous;+Even kings on the throne+He will also seat them forever, and they will be exalted.   And if they are bound in fetters,+They are captured with ropes of affliction.   Then he will tell them about the way they actAnd their transgressions, because they take a superior air. 10  And he will uncover their ear to exhortation,+And he will say that they should turn back from what is hurtful.+ 11  If they obey and serve,They will finish their days in what is goodAnd their years in pleasantness.+ 12  But if they do not obey, they will pass away+ even by a missile,+And they will expire without knowledge. 13  And those apostate in heart will themselves lay up anger.+They should not cry for help because he has bound them. 14  Their soul will die in youth itself,+And their life among male temple prostitutes.+ 15  He will rescue the afflicted one in his affliction,And he will uncover their ear in the oppression. 16  And he will also certainly allure you from the mouth of distress!+Broader space,+ not constraint, will be in its place,And the consolation of your table will be full of fatness.+ 17  With the judicial sentence upon the wicked one+ you will certainly be filled;Judicial sentence and justice will themselves take hold. 18  For [take care] that rage+ does not allure you into [spiteful] handclapping,And let not a large ransom+ itself lead you astray. 19  Will your cry for help take effect?+ No, nor in distressEven all [your] powerful efforts.+ 20  Do not pant for the night,*For peoples to retreat [from] where they are. 21  Be on your guard that you do not turn to what is hurtful,+For this you have chosen rather than affliction.+ 22  Look! God* himself acts exaltedly with his power;Who is an instructor like him? 23  Who has called his way to account against him,+And who has said, ‘You have committed unrighteousness’?+ 24  Remember that you should magnify his activity+Of which men have sung.+ 25  All mankind* themselves have gazed upon it;Mortal man himself keeps looking from far off.+ 26  Behold! God is more exalted than we can know;+In number his years are beyond searching.+ 27  For he draws up the drops of water;+They filter as rain for his mist, 28  So that the clouds trickle,+They drip upon mankind abundantly. 29  Indeed, who can understand the cloud layers,The crashings from his booth?+ 30  Look! He has spread out over it his light,+And the roots of the sea he has covered. 31  For by them he pleads the cause of peoples;+He gives food in abundance.+ 32  In his hands he has covered over the lightning,*And he lays a command upon it against an assailant.+ 33  His booming tells about him,+The livestock also concerning the one coming up.


“For God.” Heb., le·ʼElohʹah.
Or, “and to my Maker.” Heb., u·lePho·ʽal.
“God.” Heb., ʼEl.
Or, “good motive.” Compare 34:34.
Or, “night’s [rest].”
“God.” Heb., ʼEl.
“Mankind.” Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.
Lit., “light.” Heb., ʼohr, the same noun as in vs 30.